Public Comment Letters

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Comment Title Description Search Terms Date Final Comment Letter
NM 512 Road Improvements Project Exploratory review. Roads and Bridges 2023-03-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2456.pdf
Rio Chama Stewards Rio Chama Stewards Project is located in northern Rio Arriba County at the New Mexico/Colorado state line where the Rio Chama enters New Mexico. The private landowners whose property straddles the state line are the first recipients to see Rio Chama water come from its point of inception on the Rio Grande National Forest. The project will consist of forest and watershed health improvement activities aimed at reducing forest density and hazardous fuel loading through thinning over 500 acres of high elevation mixed conifer and riparian forests that have a high to very high threat of severe wildfire and a moderate to high threat of post fire erosion. These stands are overstocked and have exceeded the 200-year fire interval that is typical of this forest type in the southwest. This work aims to continue efforts to return the landscape to a state of natural variability and lower the potential fire severity. Prior treatments have included commercial timber harvests, mechanical mastication, and small-scale aspen regeneration patch cuts. Biomass generated from forest thinning activities in the form of fuelwood will be made available via the Chama Peak Land Alliance community senior fuelwood program in partnership with the Upper Chama Soil and Water Conservation District. Forest Stewardship Plan, Forest Thinning 2023-03-06 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2437.pdf
Village of Santa Clara Ft. Bayard Street Phase 3 The Village of Santa Clara intends to complete sidewalk and ADA improvements along Fort Bayard Street located within the village limits and within platted public right of way. The proposed project area is located within Township 18 South, Range 13 West, Section 2. The approximate latitude and longitude coordinates are - 32 degrees 46 minutes 38.54 seconds N, 108 degrees 9 minutes 10.16 seconds W. 2023-02-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2429.pdf
Pecos Gambusia 5-Year Status Review The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting a 5-year status review for the Pecos gambusia under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species. Threatened or Endangered Species 2023-02-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2418.pdf
Texas Hornshell 5-year Status Review The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting a 5-year status review under the Endangered Species Act of 31 animal and plant species, including the Texas hornshell. Threatened or Endangered Species 2023-02-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2404.pdf
Colombel Forest Management Plan Colombel FMP and Thinning Project Forest Stewardship Plan, Forest Thinning 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2401.pdf
Sanchez FMP Sanchez Forest Management plan and thinning project Forest Stewardship Plan, Forest Thinning 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2400.pdf
Snow Forest Management Plan Forest management plan and thinning project Forest Restoration, Forest Stewardship Plan 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2399.pdf
Quintana FMP Quintana Forest Management Plan and Thinning project Forest Restoration, Forest Stewardship Plan 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2397.pdf
Cottonwood - Spence_RELHR Trileaf performed an Informal Biological Assessment for the subject site. The purpose is to document whether the proposed undertaking will affect listed or proposed threatened or endangered species, designated critical habitats, wetlands, and migratory birds. A project description, site photographs and topographical site location maps are included in this report. The site is located at R-567 N 13th Rural ST, Artesia, Eddy County, New Mexico 88210, and consists of the construction of a 250-foot Self-Support Communications Tower with an overall height of 270 feet and the installation of associated ground-based equipment within a 75-foot by 75-foot lease area. A proposed access/utility easement will extend west from the lease area for approximately 80 feet before terminating at N 13th Rural Street. The proposed tower compound and access/utility easement will be located in a gravelly lot west of N 13th Rural Street. The proposed structure site is approximately 3,384 feet above mean sea level. The project will be active on the site approximately 6 months from this report's completion date. Cell Tower, Proposed Action 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2396.pdf
Nicklaus Channel at Southern Boulevard The City of Rio Rancho, in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning a roadway reconstruction project on Southern Boulevard from 25th Street SE to east of Walsh Street SE in Rio Rancho in Sandoval County, New Mexico. As part of the project, reconstruction to Nicklaus Channel east of Nicklaus Drive is included. This report addresses the improvements to Nicklaus Channel only. Reconstruction of the Nicklaus Channel at Southern Boulevard, east of Nicklaus Drive. Construction includes retaining walls, Nicklaus Channel box culverts and erosion control. There are no right-of-way needs for this work. This project includes median removal and reconstruction along Southern Boulevard, as well two new easements both of which are needed for access: new paving south of Southern Boulevard and a new turnout at Walsh Street and Southern Boulevard. Proposed Action, Roads and Bridges 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2393.pdf
Claunch_Pinto / NMDOT Highway 337 ROW Crucial Habitat Contractor will hand cut approximately 92.6 acre of Defensible Space Medium density piñon/juniper immediately on the right of way along Hwy 337 north of the intersection of Hwy 55 and Hwy 337 Between mile marker 1 and 14 as indicated on the attached map to help reduce the fire danger and to help reduce the danger of hitting Deer and or Elk on the roadway. Area will be thinned to a 10 square foot Basel area. Trees that are growing in the fence line along the project will not be cut. All Elm, Oak and Alligator Juniper Trees that are Cut will be treated with a cut stump application of Herbicide to reduce resprouts. Slash will be chipped. Chips will be scattered along the project area keep all chips approximately 10 feet off the side of the road, side of the road is measured from the white line. Chip depths are not to exceed an average of 2" deep and no greater than 6" in any one spot to reduce hazardous fuels No slash will be used as erosion control in the defensible space. Burning of slash is prohibited. All wood will be stacked and left on project site for residents. All stumps that are left will be half the diameter of the tree or five inches, whichever is less. Vehicles, Chippers and UTV's will be used on project site when access allows. Invasive Tree will be cut and sprayed. Forest Restoration, Proposed Action 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2416.pdf
Claunch_Pinto / NMDOT Highway 55 Projct Contractor will hand cut approximately 409 acre of Defensible Space Medium density piñon/juniper immediately on the right of way along Hwy 55 Between Hwy 41 and the Socorro county line as indicated on the attached map to help reduce the fire danger and to help reduce the danger of hitting Deer and or Elk on the roadway. Area will be thinned to a 10 square foot Basel area. Trees that are growing in the fence line along the project will not be cut. All Elm, Oak and Alligator Juniper Trees that are Cut will be treated with a cut stump application of Herbicide to reduce resprouts. Slash will be chipped. Chips will be scattered along the project area keep all chips approximately 10 feet off the side of the road, side of the road is measured from the white line. Chip depths are not to exceed an average of 2" deep and no greater than 6" in any one spot to reduce hazardous fuels No slash will be used as erosion control in the defensible space. Burning of slash is prohibited. All wood will be stacked and left on project site for residents. All stumps that are left will be half the diameter of the tree or five inches, whichever is less. Vehicles, Chippers and UTV's will be used on project site when access allows. This will include removing Salt Cedar and other invasive tree species and spray will be used. Thinning will be done only in NMDOT right of way. Forest Restoration, Proposed Action 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2413.pdf
East Pecos Sewer Project Installation of sewer lines to 180 existing customers with approximately 20 connections for expansion. A force main and lift station would be constructed, connecting the sewer collection system to the Pecos, NM WWTP Proposed Action, Wastewater Infrastructure 2023-02-07 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2412.pdf
Elida Wastwater/Reuse Phase 1 will include a part of the sanitary sewer and part of the treatment plant. The new sewer will connect the community's K-12 school and the local convenience market and food outlet and include a lift station and force main. The school and the store are the two biggest wastewater generators in town. The lift station will pump the town's sewage under the railroad tracks to the treatment plant. The sewer will be modified and extended throughout the town in future phases. The plant will provide temporary wastewater treatment with a headworks and lined lagoon. When the rest of the wastewater treatment plant is built and brought online, in later phases, the lagoon will be re-used to store treated effluent before it is reused. discharge from the plant is not expected until later phases. Proposed Action, Urban Development 2023-01-20 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2384.pdf
The Peoples Water Co-op Water System Improvements The project will include improvements to the existing People's Water Co-op water distribution system, water storage tank rehabilitation, and a new potable water transmission main. The improvements to the existing water distribution system will include the construction of additional water lines between Quarterhorse Road and Hunt & Little Road, the replacement of water service meters, a post hydrant located near the existing water storage tank, and the installation of gate valves & combination air valves throughout the distribution system. The water storage tank rehabilitation will include cleaning, repainting the exterior & interior, and miscellaneous improvements. The new transmission main will connect the existing water distribution system to the City of Deming water distribution system. The transmission main will be constructed along Keeler Road NE (County Road A008) and Highway NM 180. A branch line off the new transmission line will be constructed on the Highway 26 to provide water service to the existing volunteer fire station. Utilities Maintenance 2023-01-20 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2362.pdf
ILEC Route Buried fiber optic cable. Communication Infrastructure, Proposed Action 2023-01-20 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2360.pdf
CLEC Route Initial project scoping for buried fiber optic line. Communication Infrastructure 2023-01-20 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2358.pdf
Colorado Pikeminnow Recovery Plan FMD is preparing a response to the Colorado Pikeminnow Recovery Plan. NMERT ID requested by Matt Zeigler 1/3/23. Threatened or Endangered Species 2023-01-10 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2338.pdf
NM01-123 Eclipse Proposed construction of a new 90' (overall height) monoelm telecommunications tower and installation of associated equipment within an approximate 1600 SQ FT lease area. Cell Tower, Proposed Action 2022-12-30 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2334.pdf
Calle Morroco Infrastructure Improvements The City of Sunland Park will reconstruct Calle Morroco from Calle Diaz to the south approximately 760 linear feet, including pavement, drivepads, fencing, sidewalk with ADA accessible wheelchair ramps, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and waterline replacement. All existing street signs will be replaced where the retro-reflectivity is less than desirable. Proposed Action, Urban Development 2022-12-21 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2316.pdf
NM 264 MP 0-16 The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is evaluating potential improvements to New Mexico (NM) 264 from the New Mexico/Arizona state line to Yah-Ta-Hey, the trumpet interchange with US 491 (milepost 0 to milepost 16). The proposed project has been assigned NMDOT Control Number (CN) 6101220. The purpose of the project is to improve the condition and life expectancy of the roadway, improve drainage conditions, and improve overall safety. The project is needed because the existing pavement has deteriorated, creating a rough driving surface for vehicles. Additionally, existing drainage structures are in poor condition due to scour and/or sediment fill and the current barrier system (guardrail) does not comply with the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware. Roads and Bridges 2022-12-13 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2281.pdf
Lucero CIA CIA to determine if its a suitable solar site. Proposed Action, Solar Energy 2022-12-05 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2248.pdf
Shiprock Bridge The purpose of this project is to provide Phase II, Final Design Services for the US-64 and US-491, San Juan Bridge and Intersections Improvement Project. Proposed Action 2022-11-16 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2246.pdf
Lovington_RELHR Our client proposes to build a new 60-foot by 60-foot compound and a new guyed tower with an overall height of 205 feet in a new 65-foot by 65-foot lease area. Antennas will be installed at a CL height of 180 feet. Utilities will run approximately 72 feet west towards South Eddy Street and the existing public ROW. Cell Tower 2022-11-14 public_comment_letter_NMERT-2254.pdf

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